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Commentary: We came to an overwhelming and uniform opinion that these reports do not show colitis

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6979 (Published 09 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6979
  1. Ingvar Bjarnason, professor of digestive diseases, consultant physician and gastroenterologist
  1. 1King’s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS, UK
  1. ingvar.bjarnason{at}kcl.ac.uk

There are no grounds to believe that any new inflammatory bowel disease was discovered by Wakefield et al

The BMJ asked me to review 61 histology grading sheets completed by Amar Dhillon,1 relating to intestinal biopsies from 11 of 12 children reported by Wakefield and colleagues.2 I consulted several clinical and histopathology colleagues.

We came to an overwhelming and uniform opinion that these reports do not show colitis. Findings for all …

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